Ontario Shores embraces the opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, educate healthcare practitioners and nurture the next generation of mental health advocates.

November 2017
News from Ontario Shores
In this issue we highlight several upcoming events, all free to our community members. We are also happy to bring your attention to our #MindVine Podcast where we have produced eight new episodes since our last newsletter - several featuring speakers and delegates of the Mental Health for All Conference recently hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association. And finally, as the holiday season approaches we invite you to get into the spirit of giving by participating in two opportunities where your giving gives back.
Fall Family Education Series

On Tuesday evenings during the months of November and December, all families are welcome to attend one or all of these educational sessions - providing an opportunity to discuss the following topics impacting you and your loved ones:
  • Recovery and Stigma
  • Legal Issues
  • Mental Health Diagnoses
  • Care for the Caregiver/Coping
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychosocial Treatments
See all sessions and registration information »

Brian's Advocacy Reaches New Heights

Brian Rose has become a passionate advocate for people living with complex mental illnesses like schizophrenia. 

He engages with fellow patients, shares his story with staff, volunteers and community partners. Now, Brian is in communities talking about his life living with mental illness before he received the help he needed and the tragedy that eventually lead him to the forensic mental health system and, ultimately, a second chance at life. 

Brian began his work as a patient advocate at Ontario Shores. He's now making an impact across Canada after having been named one of five 2017 Faces of Mental Illness by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH).

See more on Brian's advocacy work »

Caregiver Event: Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder

On Saturday, November 25, caregivers are invited to learn about Mental Health as it relates to Autism Spectrum Disorder. This is a free event hosted by the Ontario Shores Family Council, featuring presenters Shawn Carter, Clinical Practice Leader and Christine Fermanis, Behaviour Therapist. Please register no later than Friday, November 24th. 

Register Now »
Journal of Recovery in Mental Health: Recovery Across the Lifespan

We are proud to share our latest issue of the Journal of Recovery in Mental Health. In this issue we focus on recovery through the lifespan. This theme is aligned with The Mental Health Commission of Canada's Guidelines of Recovery-Oriented Practice that outlines important core principles related to recovery at different points of an individuals life, experience and development.

See the latest issue »
New #MindVine Podcasts

Since our last newsletter Ontario Shores has produced eight new episodes including several from the Mental Health for All Conference recently hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Speakers and delegates from the conference discuss their mental health initiatives and lived experiences with our podcast hosts Chris Bovie and Darryl Mathers.

See the latest podcasts »
Gift Card Puchases that Give Back

By purchasing your retail gift cards at www.fundscrip.com using invite code 2CWU5J a percentage of your purchase supports patients and programs at Ontario Shores. To learn more call Susan Remmer in the Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental health at 905.430.4055 ext. 6575.

Copy the code above and get your holiday gift cards now »
#GivingTuesday: A Global Giving Movement

The Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday - a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for great causes and think about others. You can participate in the Giving Tuesday movement by making a donation to support patients and programs at Ontario Shores.

Learn More about #GivingTuesday »

Make your #GivingTuesday Donation Now »
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